Articles tagged 'national prosecuting authority'

NPA evicted over rent arrears 29 November 2018 HARARE - The National Prosecution Authority (NPA) has been evicted from its offices at Corner House in Harare over failure to pay $630 000 in rental arrears. After its eviction, the NPA offices have since been bought by Zimbabwe Open University (Zou). Solomon Siziba, NPA's director of admin...
Govt moves to demilitarise NPA 16 November 2018 HARARE - Government will soon remove all prosecutors seconded to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)  from State security agencies with no law degrees, Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Ziyambi Ziyambi has told the National Assembly. He made the disclosure after Zengeza West MDC MP...
Headache for Mnangagwa 11 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa faces a herculean task in his quest to fight corruption after it emerged last week that graft now pervades the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which must be at the forefront of eliminating the rot. The alleged corruption within the NPA dominated inte...
Ziyambi kicked out 22 March 2018 HARARE - Deputy Prosecutor-General Florence Ziyambi has been removed from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) due to alleged bad blood between her and her superior, Ray Goba. She has been re-assigned to the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), where she will be working as a governme...
NPA dogged by challenges 23 August 2017 HARARE - The majority of people working in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) have no law degrees and half of the staff is seconded from other government ministries, with large numbers coming from the security sector, it has been revealed. Acting Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba said thi...
Reprieve for AFM president 21 April 2017 BULAWAYO - The High Court here has suspended trial of Apostolic Faith Mission of Zimbabwe (AFM) president Aspher Madziyire for culpable homicide. This comes after Madziyire last week took the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and a Gweru magistrate Musaiona Shotgame to court challenging a d...
. . . as govt sets up special courts for corruption trials 24 November 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's government is in the process of setting up special courts to deal with rampant corruption which has seen bigwigs being implicated in shady activities in recent months. This comes as the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (Zacc) has stepped up its fight again...
Court master hunts Buyanga 12 October 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwean High Court master has reportedly tabled a $75 000 bill – in statutory fees – for the judicial management process of businessman Frank Buyanga's Hamilton Property Holdings (Hamilton), it has emerged. While the South African-based entrepreneur has told the Daily News that he ...
Kereke, NPA to foot legal costs 21 August 2016 HARARE - Harare regional magistrate Noel Mupeiwa yesterday ordered jailed rapist Munyaradzi Kereke and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to foot 75 percent of the costs incurred in bringing the former legislator to justice. Kereke — a former Bikita West Zanu PF MP — is serving 10 years ...
Zuma's spy tapes appeal dismissed 24 June 2016 PRETORIA - The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed President Jacob Zuma's leave to appeal its decision that he should face corruption charges. The National Prosecuting Authority and Zuma's lawyers wanted leave to appeal the court's ruling on April 29 that the decision to discontinue the prose...
Push for Tribunal to probe Tomana 10 November 2015 HARARE - Legal experts have unleashed a professional broadside against prosecutor-general Johannes Tomana, accusing him and his office of being riven by conflicts of interest, betraying professional standards, and calling for his immediate removal from office. The experts are calling for an ur...
'Stop militarising NPA' 25 March 2015 HARARE - Lawyers have slammed government for militarising the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) by seconding members of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), a move they say violates the constitution. Following the recent assault of the deputy prosecutor-general and director of the recently est...
Tomana wasting court's time: Chidyausiku 13 March 2015 HARARE - Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku yesterday said Johannes Tomana's National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is wasting the court's time by seeking a court order assuring murder suspects who fled to South Africa that they will not receive a death penalty if extradited. This follows a deman...
'Police officers can't be magistrates' 15 January 2015 HARARE - Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku has asked the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to justify why it insists on having members of the security forces working as prosecutors as opposed to employing civilians. This followed a Constitutional Court application filed by the Zimbabwe Law ...
President assents to National Prosecuting Authority Act 13 July 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has signed into law the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Act of 2014, as government moves to bring into force the provisions of the new constitution. The Act paves way for the setting up of the NPA, and outlines how the authority, which is headed by prosecu...
NPA wants Beatrice Mtetwa convicted 4 May 2014 HARARE - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has launched a fresh onslaught against feisty human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa by appealing against her acquittal on charges of defeating or obstructing the course of justice. Mtetwa, who was arrested in March last year and charged with cont...
Warning over release of Zuma spy tapes 20 August 2013 JOHANNESBURG - The court ruling compelling the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to release the controversial spy tapes into President Jacob Zuma's alleged corruption could plunge the country into “constitutional, political and moral crisis”, analysts have warned. On Friday, Judge Rammaka M...